Definition of hot spring in English:

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  • A spring of naturally hot water, typically heated by subterranean volcanic activity: the area is noted for its hot springs, steam jets, and geysers
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    • The belief is that early life lived deep underground or deep in the ocean, in volcanic hot springs.
    • We visited a hot spring with water coming directly from the volcano and ate at a soda bar near the base of the volcano, where the clouds cleared long enough so we could watch it erupt in the moonlit night.
    • It is full of craters - it has thirty active volcanoes - hot springs, and geysers.

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